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List Rules People on this list must have gone to University College London and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from University College London, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from University College London include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished University College London alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended University College London are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from University College London.

These graduates, like Mahatma Gandhi and Christopher Nolan include images when available.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University College London?” and “Which celebrities are University College London alumni?”
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Mahatma Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University College London Alumni
Politician, Writer, Philosopher
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the preeminent leader of Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and ...more
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Ricky Gervais is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University College London Alumni
Television director, Comedian, Television producer
Ricky Dene Gervais is an English comedian, actor, voice actor, film director, producer, musician, screenwriter, and radio presenter. Gervais worked initially in the music industry, attempting a ...more
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Christopher Nolan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University College London Alumni
Editor, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Christopher Jonathan James Nolan is a British American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He has created several of the most critically and commercially successful films of the early ...more
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Alexander Graham Bell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University College London Alumni
Businessperson, Physicist, Entrepreneur
Alexander Graham Bell was an eminent Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone. Bell's father, grandfather, and ...more
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Chris Martin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University College London Alumni
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist
Christopher Anthony John "Chris" Martin is an English singer-songwriter, the lead vocalist, and co-founder of the band Coldplay.
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Brett Anderson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University College London Alumni
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Singer
Brett Lewis Anderson is an English singer-songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist of the band Suede. After Suede disbanded in 2003, he briefly fronted The Tears, and has released four solo ...more
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Harvey Goldstein is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University College London Alumni
Professor, Statistician
Harvey Goldstein is a British statistician known for his contributions to multilevel modelling methodology and software, and for applying this to educational assessment and league tables. He is ...more
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Henry Enfield Roscoe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University College London Alumni
Chemist
Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe FRS was an English chemist. He is particularly noted for early work on vanadium and for photochemical studies.
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John Stuart Mill is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University College London Alumni
Economist, Philosopher, Ethicist
John Stuart Mill was a British philosopher, political economist and civil servant. He was an influential contributor to social theory, political theory and political economy. He has been called ...more
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David Attenborough is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University College London Alumni
Environmentalist, Television producer, Screenwriter
Sir David Frederick Attenborough OM CH CVO CBE FRS FZS FSA is an English broadcaster and naturalist. He is best known for writing and presenting the nine Life series, in conjunction with the BBC ...more
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Will Champion is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University College London Alumni
Musician, Drummer, Percussionist
William "Will" Champion is an English musician and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the drummer and backing vocalist of the alternative rock band Coldplay.
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Derek Jarman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University College London Alumni
Gardener, Author, Writer
Michael Derek Elworthy Jarman was an English film director, stage designer, diarist, artist, gardener and author.
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Bola Ige is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University College London Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
James Ajibola Idowu Ige, SAN simply known as Bola Ige was a Nigerian lawyer and politician. He became Federal Minister of Justice for Nigeria. He was murdered in December 2001.
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Philip Carr-Gomm is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University College London Alumni
Philip Carr-Gomm is an author in the fields of psychology and Druidry, a psychologist, and one of the leaders and Chosen Chief of The Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids.
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Antony Gormley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University College London Alumni
Sculptor, Visual Artist, Artist
Sir Antony Mark David Gormley, OBE is a British sculptor. His best known works include the Angel of the North, a public sculpture in Gateshead in the North of England, commissioned in 1994 and ...more
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Augustus John is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University College London Alumni
Painter, Artist
Augustus Edwin John OM RA was a Welsh painter, draughtsman, and etcher. For a short time around 1910, he was an important exponent of Post-Impressionism in the United Kingdom. "Augustus was ...more
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Edith Abbott is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University College London Alumni
Economist, Writer
Edith Abbott was an American economist, social worker, educator, and author. Abbott was born in Grand Island, Nebraska. Her younger sister was Grace Abbott.
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Richard Hughes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University College London Alumni
Musician, Drummer
Richard David Hughes is an English musician, best known as the drummer of the British piano rock band Keane.
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Guy Berryman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University College London Alumni
Bassist, Record producer, Antiquarian
Guy Rupert Berryman is a Scottish musician, multi-instrumentalist and producer, best known as the bassist for the groups Coldplay and Apparatjik. Berryman is left-handed but plays the bass ...more
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Jonny Buckland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University College London Alumni
Guitarist, Saxophonist, Musician
Jonathan Mark "Jonny" Buckland is an English musician and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead guitarist of the band Coldplay.
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G. E. M. de Ste. Croix is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University College London Alumni
G. E. M. de Ste. Croix Historian
Geoffrey Ernest Maurice de Ste. Croix was a British historian who specialised in examining the classical era from a historical materialist perspective.
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Marie Stopes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University College London Alumni
Writer
Marie Charlotte Carmichael Stopes was a British author, palaeobotanist, academic, eugenicist, campaigner for women's rights, and pioneer in the field of birth control. Her contributions to plant ...more
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Helen Jones is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University College London Alumni
Politician
Helen Mary Jones is a British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for Warrington North since 1997. Andrew Roth of the Guardian describes her as an: "intelligent, ...more
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Robert Browning is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University College London Alumni
Poet, Writer, Playwright
Robert Browning was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of dramatic verse, and in particular the dramatic monologue, made him one of the foremost Victorian poets. His poems are known ...more
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Jenny Jones is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University College London Alumni
Politician
Jennifer Helen Jones, Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb FSA AM is an English politician and prominent member of the Green Party of England and Wales. She features in the Evening Standard’s list of ...more